Vol. 6 No. 01 (2022)
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An Observational Study on Lung Abscess

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MD Zahidul Islam Khan
Assistant Professor (Medicine), Sher-E-Bangla Medical College, Barisal
M A Azhar
Professor & Head of the Department (Medicine), SSMC, Mitford, Dhaka(Ex)
Khan MD Nazmus Sakib
Honourary Medical Officer, MARMCH, Dinajpur
Zannatul Maowa
Radiologist, Sadar Hospital, Pirojpur
Rahnuma Tamanna
Medical Officer, Light House, Bangladesh

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Background: Lung abscess is a common problem in developing countries. It is the time to reevaluate lung abscess for the rapid development of antibiotic resistance. Objective: This study was done to determine the clinical pattern of lung abscess. Methods & Materials: A prospective non-randomized observational study was done in the department of pulmonary medicine & internal
medicine for one year in SSMCH. Patients > 16 years of age with clinical features of lung abscess were included in this study. All diagnostic & clinical data were analyzed statistically with SPSS 20.0. Results: patients were with a mean age of 41.9 years .Male to female ratio was 6.14:1 Fifty cases of lung abscess were included in this study. The most common predisposing factor was Diabetes mellitus (33%), an unhygienic oral cavity (27%). The most common organism was Klebsiella pneumoniae and they were
sensitive to Levofloxacin. Conclusion: Mellitus should be considered as a risk factor for lung abscesses. Klebsiella pneumoniae is an important organism in community-acquired lung abscesses & sensitive to Levofloxacin.



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Published 15-08-2022


  • Lung abscess,
  • Levofloxacin,
  • Cavity with fluid level,
  • Klebsiella pneumonia

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Khan MZI, M A Azhar, Sakib KMN, Maowa Z, Tamanna R. An Observational Study on Lung Abscess. Planet (Barisal) [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 15 [cited 2023 Jun. 10];6(01):279-83. Available from: https://bdjournals.org/index.php/planet/article/view/196